I’ve spent most of the afternoon working on The Mailbox Club lessons that I’ve received over the last two weeks. I’m glad there are no clubs this week as it’s given me a chance to catch up. I had about 20 lessons to complete which involved entering their data into the computer, grading the papers and sending out new lessons.
I was discouraged somewhat that most of the children who have been coming to our backyard Bible clubs are children who already go to church. I know these children need to study the Word and learn more about the Lord but I know most (if not all) of these children are getting that at church and home.
When we had a club last year, it was so hard to get the neighborhood children to come. They were just not interested. There’s still a few more weeks of clubs and I pray that they will be able to reach children who have never heard the gospel.
Here’s a little bit about The Mailbox Club from their website:
Since 1958, The Mailbox Club has found innovative and effective ways to minister primarily to the spiritual needs of children around the world. We use “through-the-mail” Bible lessons, stories, and games as a tool for spiritual teaching and encouragement.
We believe we are living during a very exciting time. We are overwhelmed to see how God is using our correspondence tools with individuals, churches, children’s ministries and with missionaries around the world. Last year, we, along with our global partners distributed over 18 million Mailbox Club lessons in over 100 countries. To date, The Mailbox Club lessons have been translated into over 100 languages and the list is growing. We feel very blessed.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
I’m so thankful the Lord has allowed me the privilege of working with these children and to help in making them disciples of Jesus Christ!